Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit has
seven fully equipped beds. It provides continuous close monitoring and
life support technology for the critically ill patients.
The nursing staff are specially
trained in critical care nursing and there
is a 24-hour doctor cover.
The ICU is open for visit from 6.00
a.m. to 9.00 p.m. but is restricted to immediate family members only. To
minimize the risk of infection flowers and plants are restricted in the
unit. However, a picture or a photograph is acceptable.
High Dependency Unit (HDU)
The unit has 7 beds and is a
step down from ICU. It is designated to care for patients requiring
close high dependency nursing and monitoring.
The nursing staff have the additional
training required for care of these
patients. Flowers and plants are restricted in the unit.
Each treatment session lasts 4-5
hours. Patients are required to make advance booking for treatment. The
unit serves both In and Out Patients.
The hospital has 3 main theatres; one
Labour Ward theatre, one Casualty theatre and one Day Surgery Unit
theatre. Surgeons are able to reserve allocated sessions and there are
also free sessions when other surgeons can use the theatres. Emergencies
always take priority over elective cases.
Maternity booking must be made at
least two months before the expected date of confinement. A 50% deposit
must be paid at the time of the booking. To book a maternity bed please
use the booking form available from your Obstetrician, which should then
be presented to the Booking Office.
All pregnant women admitted
for delivery are required to have prior booking
upon admission. A booking letter with the booking deposit receipt
will be required at the admission desk.
Admission for delivery or any
complications after 28 weeks gestation in pregnancy is carried out in
the Labour Ward except for planned caesarean sections.
The Nairobi Hospital now
offers fully functional Ante-natal and
delivery services for all expectant
ladies with no previous medical and obstetrical complications. This is
done in our Midwives Clinic, which is situated in the Labour Ward. It is
managed by highly qualified and competent midwives. There are doctors to
be called upon in case complications arise.
(For more information and booking please
contact the Labour Ward).
Exercise classes are available
for pregnant mothers and/or with their partners at a package of eight
classes. These are carried out on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30 p.m. at
the Physiotherapy Department.
For further details please contact the
The Day Surgery Unit (DSU) is
a facility adapted solely for treatment of day surgical cases (surgical
procedures from which the patient can safely recover at home with
minimal post-operative observation and treatment).
Thus, patients are received, assessed,
prepared, operated on, recovered and discharged all under the same roof
on the same day. The type of procedures done at the DSU are grouped and
priced into packages so that the patient knows what to expect in terms
and Emergency Centre
A modern, well-equipped and
staffed centre that handles both emergency
and primary care cases. All patients are seen by a triage officer
(nurse/doctor) who determines the degree of medical emergency and
therefore how soon the patient will be seen. Life threatening
emergencies are dealt with immediately on arrival.
The centre has its own Laboratory and
X-ray to facilitate quick evaluation
of the patients.
Patients with personal doctors or any
particular preference may be seen by those doctors if they so wish. If
the patient has no personal doctor, he will be seen by the A & E
doctor who may refer him to the Consultant on call in the relevant
Our goal is to keep the maximum
duration of stay in the department for any patient less than an hour.
Laboratory is committed to providing accurate, analytical results, in
the shortest possible time and at a reasonable cost to patients. Laboratory reports are forwarded to the
wards or to the consultants as soon as possible. All test results are
The Laboratory consists of the
following sections: Histopathology, Cytology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology,
Special Chemistry and Microbiology.
The Laboratory performs over 200
different kinds of tests and about 20,000 tests per year, making it one
of the largest in the country.
Laboratory out-patient services are
Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. – 8.00
Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
team of physiotherapists has a range of skills to provide treatment to
assist your recovery from surgery, injury or illness. The well-equipped
Physiotherapy Department offers patients the most up-to-date treatment
for medical and musculoskeletal conditions. A range of complimentary
therapies is also available within the hospital.
Your GP or consultant could refer you for
physiotherapy, or you could make your own appointment.
In addition to treatment for acute
problems the physiotherapist team specialises in sports injuries. Our
Physiotherapy Department offers the following treatment: Electrotherapy,
Exercise therapy, Manipulations and Rehabilitation.
Monday to Friday: 7.00 a.m. – 7.00
Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
We also offer on call services outside
working hours and home visits to those unable to visit the hospital.
This is a new concept in
physiotherapy, where physical exercise is carried out in pre-conditioned water for
therapeutic purposes. Patients who have been referred for
hydrotherapy are requested to bring a swimming costume.
Hydrotherapy sessions, with a
physiotherapist in attendance are available during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. – 4.30
Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
Occupational Therapy is the
rehabilitation of the physically or mentally handicapped, using activities
and exercise. We offer instructions for daily living for all handicapped
people as well as splints and other related adaptations.
This service is offered three days a
week; Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
A Cardiac catheterisation (Cath Lab)
is not surgery. It is a dye test that shows you and your doctor the
condition of your heart’s chambers and coronary arteries.
Other tests are often done before a
cath. They include an ECG (EKG), treadmill or stress test,
echocardiogram or sometimes a nuclear scan. The whole procedure
generally lasts approximately two hours after which the patient is
returned to the ward for close supervision.
You may be required to spend a night
at the hospital for observation after a cath. Do not eat or drink
anything for a number of hours before the cath. This lowers the chance
of nausea or vomiting during the procedure. After the cath, you may have
food and liquids as you like.
This unit is open from 8.00
a.m. to 4.00 p.m., Monday to Saturday and carries out the following
– Upper GI endoscopy
– Llower GI endoscopy
– E.S.W.L. (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy)
– ECG (Electrocardiogram).
The Endoscopy room is also a waiting area for patients going for
Upper GI Endoscopy
– Gastroscopy: This is
visualising from the mouth downwards through the oesophagus and stomach
to the duodenum by use of an endoscope.
Lower GI Endoscopy
– Flexible Sigmoidoscopy amp; Colonoscopy: This
is visualising upwards from the anus through the colon to the end of the
small intestines by use of a colonoscope or igmoidoscope.
is visualising downwards from the mouth or nose through the
trachea to the lungs by use of a
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: This
is the crushing of kidney stones by use of the econolith 2000.
Electrocardiogram: This is the
test done to detect any abnormalities of the heart muscles and